Protesters In DC Sort Out ‘Friendly’ Journalists By Checking Social Media, Award Bracelets To ‘Approved’ Reporters – By Emily Zanotti (Daily Wire) / Sept 24 2020
Protesters, gathered in Washington, D.C., to demonstrate against the outcome of a grand jury investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death, assessed reporters gathered to cover their event, checking social media accounts in real-time and awarding “glow bracelets” to those they approved.
Despite claims that the protest was “spontaneous,” organizers apparently came prepared with a plan to separate “friendly” media from “unfriendly” or “investigative” media, as well as a collection of “glow bracelets” to hand out to reporters they felt would cover the demonstrations according to their rules and demands.
Independent journalist Ford Fischer cataloged the process on Twitter.
“The activists are looking at individual media credentials and social media accounts and giving out glow bracelets to ones they approve of. They forbid live streaming,” Fisher reported. “At least for the time being, I will refrain from streaming for my safety and add updates here.”
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— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) September 23, 2020